Monday, August 06, 2007

less than 24 hours...

oh wow. orientation. tomorrow. 1300 hours.

it feels weird to not be at work right now, but i am certainly enjoying my day off. i ran some errands, went to the gym (i rode a bike and finished my kafka), went grocering, and then came home and made a badass sandwich. honey wheat berry bread, smoked ham, baby swiss, tomato, avocado, crispy bean sprouts, and a touch of mustard. delicious! the only thing missing was some onion and/or cucumber, but yet, the sandwich was so good anyway.

i found out that we're getting free lunches this week at orientation. i think one is sponsored by a bank (so we can give them business, i suppose), and the other is sponsored by some military group. and i always feel bad eating military sponsored meals, because i have zero intention of ever joining a military group. it may be for some others, but not for me. this year, if i can help it, i won't go to those because i don't want to give a false impression. and it's weird, because i have no qualms about eating lunch bought for me by a medical device sales rep, because it's THEIR money (go capitalism) that they're throwing away, but if i eat lunch from the navy, or army, or etc, i feel bad because it's taxpayer money (or just government money in general), and that's not how that miscellaneous money should be spent. (why not end war in iraq? universal health care for babies? give me a bigger tax refund?) i say if you want to join the military and let them help you through med school, you don't need an extravagant free meal to tell you to do that, i would imagine you would already know what you intend to do since it's such a big decision anyway.

*jumps off soapbox*

oh, and the other day a friend an i went to the local coffee place. i ordered a cafe au lait, and my friend ordered a soy chai latte. and the guy ringing it up said "one choy latte" and i thought it was clever.

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